Today is the Last Day for County Voters to Register to Vote in the Primary Election

Monday is the last day for eligible Los Angeles County voters to register to vote in the June 7 election.

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County residents can apply online at lavote.net, mail a voter registration form (available at libraries, post offices and most government buildings) or drop off a form at the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk office at 12400 Imperial Highway, Norwalk.

Those uncertain if they have registered to vote already can check their status by clicking here.

Registration will officially close on Monday, May 23 at 11:59PM.

As of May 1, 2016 there are 4,799,548 total registered voters, according to the county’s RR/CC website. The breakdown includes 2.4 million Democrats, 957,014 Republicans, 106,624 American Independents, 21,051 Green Party registrants, 27,045 Libertarians, 32,713 Peace and Freedom registrants, and 1.2 million nonpartisan registrants.

Last week in Long Beach Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan and Long Beach City Clerk Maria de la Luz Garcia met at Long Beach City Hall to educate voters on a coordinated election process that will allow Long Beach Council District 2 voters to cast their two ballot (local and statewide) in one ballot box at one location, according to a county RR/CC release.

For the first time, county vote-by-mail voters will have received the county’s iconic “I Voted” sticker to mark their participation in this year’s election, county RR/CC officials previously stated.

A federal lawsuit was filed Friday alleging mass confusion over the state’s presidential primary rules and asking that voter registration be extended past Monday’s deadline until the June 7 primary election.

“Mistakes are being made,” said William Simpich, an Oakland civil rights attorney who filed the lawsuit Friday, the Los Angeles Times reported. At issue is whether voters understand the rules for the presidential primary, which differ from those governing other election in California.

The state’s semi-closed primary election allows voters with “no party preference” to vote for the Democratic primary along with Democratic voters. However, the lawsuit alleges that elections officials in some of the state’s 58 counties are not making the rules clear to unaffiliated voters, according to the Times.

The plaintiffs want state elections officials to conduct public awareness campaigns about the voting rules before May 31—the deadline for requesting a VBM ballot. The lawsuit also asks for voter registration to extend until June 7, election day.

There is no immediate indication of whether a judge will agree with the suit. Named as defendants in the suit are the registrars of voters in San Francisco and Alameda counties and Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

City News Service contributed to this report. 



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